Jewish Barcelona, with Dominique Tomasov–Part II: The Community Today
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: In what way was Iberica Films, founded by German Jewish refugee David Oliver in 1933, innovative?
This is the second of the two-part series that we are offering you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Community of Barcelona (CIB). Last week Dominique Tomasov Blinder spoke with us about the history of the Jews in Barcelona, and this week she will tell us about the Jews who live there today.
Dominique was born in New York and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, and she has worked in this field in Argentina, the United States and Spain, where she has lived since 1991.
Since 1999 she has been dedicated to the study, preservation, dissemination and advocacy of Jewish Heritage. In that year she created the Urban Cultours project. She was also co-founder of the Heritage Commission of the Jewish Communities of Catalonia and of the Center of Studies Zakhor for the Protection and Transmission of Jewish Heritage. One of her main areas of interest is the identification and preservation of ancient Jewish cemeteries in Spain, and she was instrumental in achieving Landmark Designation for the Middle Ages Jewish cemetery in Barcelona.
Dominique was a founding member of ATID, Barcelona’s Conservative Jewish Community.
JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS IN BARCELONA:
Bet Shalom (Progressive/Reform)